Author: Nora Fitzpatrick

26th Annual 5K Runs on Community Spirit

| Jaree Donnelly More than 850 runners and walkers participated in the Kentlands/Lakelands 5K on Aug. 31.

The experience of living in Kentlands or Lakelands is idyllic. So much of what the designers of these new urbanist communities envisioned when they created the neighborhoods is visible on a daily basis: families pushing babies in strollers, people walking…

Manna Expands to Better Serve Community

Manna Food Bank, the premier food bank in Montgomery County, is set to make critical improvements this summer in order to better serve the community. These changes include a significant overhaul of their distribution warehouse in Gaithersburg. Since 1983, Manna…

Pass Gateway to Fun for ASD Families

Photo | Submitted The Happiest Place on Earth is a go-to vacation because of their wonderful disability policy.

Over spring break our family visited Disney World. The Happiest Place on Earth is a go-to vacation because of their wonderful disability policy. Between reserved Fastpasses and the Disability Access Service (DAS), we had our best experience in Orlando yet.…

City Relocates Adult Beavers

Photo | Submitted Three adult beavers living in the lakes around Kentlands have been relocated.

The beavers living in the lakes around Kentlands continue to be a source of consternation and concern for homeowners. The conversation regarding these hardworking rodents has escalated on the social network Nextdoor between residents concerned about potential damage to their…

New Confidence by Hope Apparel Line Empowers

Photo | Submitted Hope Bingham, owner of Bella Ballet, will host a launch party for her new apparel line on Saturday, April 13, 5 to 7 p.m. at the 347 Kentlands Boulevard dance studio.

Bella Ballet’s bright and airy studio in Kentlands is reflective of its owner’s personality. The ballet school’s pink walls are emblazoned with messages of strength and empowerment, a message that Hope Bingham has pushed since she became a ballet teacher.…

QO Students Wild About Cheetahs

Photo | Judy Kimel Volunteer mentors form relationships with Montgomery Cheetahs athletes, and these are carried over into the schools, many in the Quince Orchard cluster.

Even though the Montgomery Cheetahs’ home is Bethesda, the team has a long-established relationship with students from Quince Orchard High School. These QO students play youth or high school hockey together, and they volunteer to share their experiences with the…

Beavers on the Move

Photo | Submitted The City of Gaithersburg plans to relocate the Lake Helene and Inspiration Lake beavers to the Seneca Creek watershed as soon as the beavers’ kits are old enough to survive on their own.

The beavers are at it again. It appears as though our furry neighbors have been on the go, moving on from their work in Lake Helene to Inspiration Lake. Just as it was several months ago, residents in Kentlands and…

Friends Team Up to Empower Women

Photo | Submitted Women in Uriel Casas’ self-defense class enjoyed a wine and cheese happy hour at Bella Ballet afterwards.

Bella Ballet is typically filled with bubbly little girls dressed in pink leotards and tutus, working on perfecting their plies and tendus. However, this Saturday afternoon the mood was more serious, as the Kentlands ballet studio hosted a self-defense class…